Eminence is a natural, organic Hungarian brand I have been wanting to try for awhile. Looking at their website will entertain me for a shameful amount of time, and I would very much like to make some bad financial decisions and buy one of absolutely everything they sell, which is a lot. A few months ago, I managed to restrain myself and tried the Bright Skin Moisturizer since I desperately needed a sunscreen and wanted help with reducing spots and evening skin tone (and Eight Greens Youth Serum, review to come). I wanted to use them for awhile before giving a final verdict. So, let me start off by saying that I love this moisturizer/sunscreen. LOVE IT. But there is a bit of a good, the bad, & the ugly thing happening here, so I'm gonna break it down real quick and dirty for you:Read More
Being the kind of person that very much dislikes dousing herself with toxins and carcinogens for the sake of my hair, I will do quite a bit of research and try some products that most friends and family members might define as "crazy hippie crap" in order to not only reduce the chemicals in my shower, but also to support more natural brands instead of ones that knowingly inject poison into bunny eyeballs for the sake of swishy Pantene hair. That said, drugstore shampoo smells awesome. Not to mention that for the most part, they leave your hair looking pretty consistent, which is not always the case with natural brands no sir. But the cons outweigh the pros, so I truck on in my quest to find the perfect shampoo/conditioner.Read More
Tabouli. One of the few salads I actually LOVE. And not just because it is usually accompanied by delicious falafel and hummus. I keep it in the fridge all week and snack on it whenever I want to snack on chips and it usually kicks the craving (and leaves my breath minty fresh). It is typically made with bulgur, a quick-cooking wheat product, however, I added some superfoods instead to make mine a bit healthier, which also makes it gluten-free for those of you that are sensitive. Quinoa is a great source of protein, iron, fiber, and magnesium, and hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) has easily-digestible protein that contains all nine of the essential amino acids, as well as the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3s, in addition to Vitamin E and other trace minerals. Hemp seeds also contain an especially beneficial type of omega-6 fat called GLA, which can improve metabolism and promote fat loss. I use shelled, raw hemp seeds: Navitas Naturals and Manitoba Harvest are good brands to try. Even if you are not a fan of the nutty taste, I couldn't even taste it in the tabouli.
On to the recipe- Hemp Seed and Quinoa Tabouli: